A Medford mom hopes for a cleaner planet.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by AOL.
The following story was provided by AOL.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuiler Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in [PATCH TOWN], check out our jobs page […
Friday, May 3, 2013
Green Medford to host event for the third straight here.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Medford offering a way for residents to get similar oil-to-gas conversion opportunities.
Medford has received over $250,000 in both rounds of Green Communities Grant funding, and money for this year is being put to use at the Chevalier Theatre. Alicia Hunt, the city director of energy and environment and environmental agent, said the city is doing an oil-to-gas conversion and an upgrade of the heating system there. "The city chose this project because natural gas burns more cleanly than oil," Hunt said at a city press conference last week. "It produces fewer greenhouse gases, the price is lower and more stable." Hunt said removal of the underground oil storage tank at the theatre was successful and there were no problems with leakage or brownfields due to the age of the tank. "One of the reasons for removing it now is to …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Share your best tips and tricks for living the green life here in Medford.
We're looking for all the great ways Medford natives are working to preserve and protect the Earth. From composting to creative recycling, we want to hear what you do to minimize your carbon footprint, reduce waste, and just live a greener lifestyle. Please tell us in the comments below or upload a picture!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Green Medford to host event for the third straight here.
Green Medford is hosting the Medford Square Earth Day Clean-up and Festival for the third year in a row on May 4, according to a post on the city website. The festival will be held on from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. under tents at the Medford Farmers Market location on Riverside Avenue, across the street from the Hyatt Place Hotel. Here is a rundown of activities on May 4, according to the city: A welcome by Mayor Michael McGlynn - Announcement of the 2013 Medford Green Awards application (9:30 to 10 a.m.) - Cleanup activities 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Gardening workshops 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Open-air yoga class - Lunch for participants (12 to 1 p.m.) - Environmental bike tour (12:30 to 2 p.m.) All activities are open to the public and free. More …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The utility recent announced its support for the group in the hopes of helping develop green technology.
National Grid has announced that it will become a platinum sponsor of the 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast Business Competition and Accelerator Program, an initiative designed to help the development of innovative clean energy solutions. The program is run by the Northeast division of the Cleantech Open, a not-for-profit group that has helped 727 green energy startups raise over $800 million in capital since its founding in 2005. "The Cleantech Open has a very successful track record in helping companies develop their innovations through to investment and we’re thrilled to have a partner on board as dedicated to clean technology as National Grid is,” said Alexandra Adler, Northeast Regional Director for Cleantech Open. “This partnership …
She has worked for the city for three years and now replaces Carey Duques.
Alicia Hunt has been named Medford's new energy and environmental director and environmental agent, according to a release from the city this week. Hunt, who has worked in the city's energy and environment office the last three years, replaces Carey Duques, who recently left the director position. “She was the natural choice to replace Carey Duques, who also did a great job," said Mayor Michael McGlynn in the release. "I have every confidence in Alicia’s ability and her passion for both the City of Medford and the environment.” “I am looking forward to enhancing our programs that help the residents and businesses of Medford reduce their energy usage, save money and reduce their environmental impact," said Hunt. In her previous role, Hunt …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Does Medford make it easy for you to live an earth-friendly lifestyle? What do you wish was different?
Towns across the country are getting new recycling centers, giving away rain barrels and installing parking meters with solar panels. Here at Patch, we want to know: What makes Medford green? The city has made an effort to go green in its own operations, including several recent awards and the announcement that the city has cut its emissions at City Hall by 30 percent. TELL US: What does Medford do to help you go green? Do you use any resources from the town to stay green? Share in the comments below.
Friday, March 15, 2013
NSTAR and crowd-sourced websites offer tips and locations for charging electric cars.
Drivers who are considering a switch to electric vehicles or current vehicle owners looking for a place nearby to charge their rides have a couple of places to find their outlet. In Medford, the closest charging stations are in Cambridge at the Alewife Transit Station and the Porter Square Shopping Center according to crowd-sourced website carstations.com. Carstations allows users to upload new car charging locations to a Google map and (when applicable) provides details on the station. According to the site's About section, "this website is designed to encourage participation and welcomes user interaction in the form of comments, updates and user generated content." There are also more official sites providing electric car charging …